W1AA To Activate Sakonnet Lighthouse, 11/05/05

W1AA/Sakonnet LighthouseN1DT and K1VV plan to activate Sakonnet Lighthouse (ARLHS USA 718) under the call W1AA on Saturday, November 5, 2005 from 11:30 UTC (7:30 AM EST) until 19:00 UTC (2:00 PM EST).

“We will operate on 40 and 20 meters, on 7035.0 14035.0 CW, and 7270.0 14270.0 on SSB. The frequencies are plus or minus QRM. CW will be on the half hour,” writes Robert “Whitey” Doherty, K1VV.

Doherty notes that they’ll have a packet station in the truck and can spot themselves on the worldwide DX packet cluster. “We would appreciate spots on the ARLHS reflector,” he adds.

DX QSLs are via the W1 Bureau and stateside are via W1AA please with an SASE. A color photo QSL of the lightship will be furnished.

Located on Little Cormorant Rock in the Sakonnet River, Little Compton, Rhode Island, the light house was built in 1884. Operation was discontinued in 1995, and the facility was relighted 1997. The W1AA operation will take place from Sakonnet Point.

[See also: Sakonnet Point Light History]

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